The G80-generation M3 appears to feature a return of the CS badge. Yes, BMW has stated that it will introduce a brand-new, limited-edition BMW M3 CS in 2023.
The new BMW M3 CS is the most powerful M3 ever made, so the Alfa Romeo Giulia better watch out.
A modified version of the high-revving six-cylinder inline engine developed for the BMW M3 and BMW M4 is found in the BMW M3 CS. It is equipped with M TwinPower Turbo technology.
When compared to the BMW M3 Competition, the modifications result in a maximum output of 550 horsepower - a significant increase of 40 horsepower in peak output.
The new BMW M3 CS accelerates from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in 3.4 seconds and reaches a electronically limited top speed of 303 kilometers per hour.
The new M3 CS, like the previous model, is only available with an automatic transmission, but there is a significant difference. In contrast to its predecessor, the new BMW M3 CS features xDrive and selectable all-wheel drive (AWD).
The M3 CS has been on a diet made of carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRB), and aside from packing additional horses, it has lost approximately 34 kilograms.
CFRB is used to construct the hood, front splitter, air intakes, side mirror caps, rear diffuser, and trunk lid spoiler.
Carbon fiber was used for the center console, shift paddles, and bucket seats, among other things, and a titanium exhaust silencer was used to cut weight.
Signal Green paintwork adds a nice touch to the car shown here.
However, BMW will also offer the super sedan in Black Sapphire and Brooklyn Grey metallic paints, as well as a Frozen Solid White Individual color, so customers won't have to stick with the green paint.
The M3 CS will be produced in "limited numbers" according to BMW, but the exact number has not been made public.
However, one thing we do know is that the model will be constructed at the company's plant in Munich beginning in March 2023, and its phased launch will begin that same month.
The most important markets for the new special-edition model are the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Japan.
The sporty sedan starts at $118,700, which includes $995 for handling and destination.